The Rundown: 4 things that would (actually) happen if we defund Planned Parenthood

“The Rundown” is a new weekly email from CCV President Aaron Baer with a short note on culture, “can’t-miss” news and the latest updates from CCV. 

Basically a lot of good things
Planned Parenthood – Ohio and America’s largest abortion provider – is in an outright panic over the prospect of being stripped of federal funds.

Annually, the abortion giant gets more $500,000,000 from taxpayers. This is why they are predicting the end of the world if lawmakers in DC cut them off the federal dole.

Here’s what Cecil Richards, Planned Parenthood’s CEO had to say about the prospect:

 

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Yet the reality is cutting Planned Parenthood off is good for pretty much everyone. Here 4 really good things that would happen if Congress defunds Planned Parenthood:

1) Community Health Care Clinics would get more funding. According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute and Alliance Defending Freedom, in Ohio, Community Health Clinics outnumber Planned Parenthood 10-1. Nationally, they outnumber Planned Parenthood 20-1. The plan to defund Planned Parenthood would redirect that money to these important centers, and the relatively few people that go to Planned Parenthood would have plenty of options to get healthcare.

2) Women would get better, more comprehensive care. Remember when Planned Parenthood pretended they provide mammograms? The truth is the organization provides very few services. This means if a low-income woman needs a mammogram or medical attention at a Planned Parenthood, they most likely will be sent to a hospital or a Health Clinic. Let’s just cut out the middleman.

3) Taxpayers would no longer fund abortions. Planned Parenthood likes to say taxpayer dollars don’t pay for abortions because the money they get from the feds is for Medicaid reimbursements. But Planned Parenthood uses the same facility, the same staff, and the same equipment to provide their other (limited) services that they use to perform abortions. Money is fungible, and their argument is weak.

4) America would value life a little more. We should never forget the horrible things we witnessed in the David Daleiden undercover videos. It is our great national shame that we allow these atrocities to continue.

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